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    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific social, emotional or other mental health problems. Families and friends may also be welcome. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the problem.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    ADHD Information and Support Groups, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderProvides meetings for children and adults with ADHD (CHADD). Meetings include a monthly topic related to ADHD and speaker with discussion and support group.ADHD Information and Support GroupsChildren and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    Borderline Personality Disorder Support, BPD GlobalOffers a support group for families of individuals who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), including those who self-injure. Also, provides referrals to specialists who treat BPD & self-injurious behavior. Offers workshops and a speaker bureau.North CoastalSouthern California Borderline Personality Disorder SupportBPD Global (Borderline Personality Disorder)
    BPSR Clubhouse, Mental Health Systems, IncOffers vocational and educational assistance and support, daily volunteer opportunities, peer support groups, daily activities, low cost meal that is served at 12:00 pm, and social events. Monthly schedule available onsite. SSI Advocate available on site.North InlandBPSR Clubhouse EscondidoMental Health Systems, Inc
    Children's Mental Health Services, North County Lifeline, VistaOffers mental health services and prevention programs to children. Provides clinic and school based mental health counseling to students receiving Medi-Cal and to uninsured children and adolescents. Services include assessment medication support; individual, family, and group counseling; case management and rehabilitation.North CoastalChildren's Mental Health ServicesNorth County Lifeline
    Cognitive Treatment Program for Adults and Older Adults, Sharp Mesa Vista HospitalThis highly intensive treatment program treats adults experiencing depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. The program offers a supportive therapeutic setting for patients experiencing significant disruption in daily living and takes a short term, group-oriented, cognitive-behavior approach.North CentralCognitive Treatment Program for Adults and Older AdultsSharp HealthCare
    Community Services and Advocacy, NAMI North Coastal San Diego CountyProvides information, advocacy, and support for people affected by serious mental illnesses. Offers educational meetings and support groups. NAMI CARE are peer-based support groups occur each week; other support groups are open to all. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at St. Michael s By the Sea Church at 2775 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA.North CoastalCommunity Services and AdvocacyNAMI North Coastal San Diego County
    Community Services, East County Support GroupProvides information, referrals, and educational materials to people who suffer from anxiety disorders including phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, post traumatic stress, and depression. Offers programs, forums, and seminars about anxiety disorders for mental health professionals and the general public. Maintains a library of books, audio recordings, and videotapes. Also provides a directory of professionals specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders.EastCommunity ServicesSan Diego Phobia Foundation
    Community Services, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, San Diego ChapterProvides information about juvenile type 1 diabetes to people with diabetes, their families, and the general public. Offers monthly support groups, literature, education, and research updates for people affected by diabetes. Has diabetes lending library on site. Raises funds for research to find a cure for diabetes.North CentralCommunity ServicesJuvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, San Diego Chapter
    Community Services, NAMI North Inland San Diego CountyProvides information, advocacy, and support, for families of people affected by serious mental illnesses. Offers support groups that are held at various times and locations.North InlandCommunity ServicesNAMI North Inland San Diego County
    Connections Support Groups, NAMI San DiegoWeekly structured support groups open to people with mental illnesses. Connections Support GroupsNAMI San Diego
    DBSA San Diego, VA Medical CenterEmphasizes education in all areas that relate to bipolar and depressive illnesses, including the identification of community resources available to help those affected by these disorders. Meets every Monday and Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the VA San Diego Medical Center in La Jolla, CA for support group sessions, where people get to discuss issues related to their mental health diagnoses with others who have dealt with similar issues. North CentralDBSA San DiegoDBSA San Diego
    Imperial Valley, NAMI Support Group, NAMI San DiegoStructured support groups for family members and others open to all that need the assistance. Provide both ongoing support and help with crisis management and psychological illness. Regularly offered throughout Imperial Valley (county).NAMI Support GroupsNAMI San Diego
    Mariposa Clubhouse, Mental Health Systems, IncThe Mariposa Clubhouse is a member-run socialization center that acts as a bridge between traditional mental health treatment services and the community. Provides a safe environment where adults participate in peer support groups and social activities.Services include:case management, social security advocate, peer support, groups, and vocational services.North CoastalMariposa ClubhouseMental Health Systems, Inc
    Mood Disorders Support Group, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, Sharp HealthCareThis free support group is for family members or friends of individuals who have a diagnosis of depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and/or anxiety. It will be conducted in an open discussion format. Your loved one does not have to be a current or past patient of Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital to attend. Discussion topics include: • Understanding symptoms and treatments (emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) • The significance of relationships throughout the course of the illnesses • Co-occurring diagnoses • Symptom management • Identifying triggers of mood episodes • What families can do to helpNorth CentralMood Disorders Support GroupSharp HealthCare
    NAMI Education and Advocacy Meetings, NAMI San DiegoOffers monthly Education & Advocacy meetings, free and open to anyone interested in learning about mental illness. Meetings are held the First Thursday of the month and begin at 6:30 pm. Speakers and topics vary monthly.CentralNAMI Education & Advocacy MeetingsNAMI San Diego
    NAMI San Diego HelplineHelp starts here. Staffed by peers and family members, NAMI San Diego's Family & Peer Support Helpline offers free, safe, confidential information, referrals, support and an empathetic ear for individuals with lived mental health experience and their loved ones. CentralNAMI San Diego HelplineNAMI San Diego
    NAMI Support Groups, NAMI San DiegoStructured support groups for family members and others – open to all that need the assistance. Provide both ongoing support and help with crisis management. Regularly offered throughout the county.NAMI Support GroupsNAMI San Diego
    North Coastal Jewish Connections, Jewish Family Service of San DiegoOffers events and services to serve the Jewish Community of North Coastal San Diego. North Coastal Jewish Connections (NCJC) serves all ages and covers a full spectrum of needs ranging from mental health, single parenting, domestic violence, aging and wellness, and more. NCJC provides counseling, support groups, case management, referrals, monthly e-newsletters to connect to Jewish community resources, and holiday celebrations and workshops.North CoastalNorth Coastal Jewish ConnectionsJewish Family Service (JFS) of San Diego
    Postpartum Support and Information, Postpartum Health Alliance, San DiegoOffers support and referrals to mothers and families struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) such as postpartum depression. PHA offers a “warmline” for mothers and their loved ones to call for information about PMADs and to obtain support and referrals from trained volunteers. Website at contains information about PMADs for families and the community in general. Also provides multi-disciplinary professional training on PMAD identification, assessment, and treatment.Postpartum Support and InformationPostpartum Health Alliance, San Diego
    Project HEAL (Health Education Action for Latinas), PCI (Project Concern International)Provides a social support network for Latinas with mental health needs in a non-crisis situation. Improves the mental health and well being of Latinas residing in Central and South San Diego. Project HEAL provides seven-week workshop titled "?Es Dificil Ser Mujer?" (Is It Difficult Being a Woman?), that addresses mental health issues including stress, depression, and anxiety. Workshop provides women with information, skills, and the support necessary to deal appropriately with these issues, including referrals to linguistically and culturally appropriate mental health services. Sessions attempt to reduce stigma, promote communication, self-efficacy, empowerment, self-care, and general well being. Bus tokens are also available for those that qualify.SouthProject HEAL (Health Education Action for Latinas)PCI (Project Concern International)
    Recovery InternationalOffers weekly self-help method-of-will training support group meetings for individuals recovering from mental/emotional crises or disabilities and who are suffering from depression, anxiety/panic attacks, bipolar/manic depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or schizophrenia. Training is provided within the organization for group leaders+. The meetings do not replace therapy, they work with your professional therapy.EastRecoveryRecovery International

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